Colin Covert

Columnist/Reporter | Movies
Phone: 612-673-7186
Colin Covert has covered films for the Star Tribune for 20 years, interviewing Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and John Travolta, to name a few. Colin’s job as a film critic consists mostly of thinking up synonyms for “mediocre.” He still gets a thrill when the lights dim, and all too often a bigger thrill when they come on again.

Recent content from Colin Covert

'Inequality for All' is a jargon-free look at rich/poor divide

REVIEW: President Clinton's secretary of labor lectures on income inequality with a refreshing lack of jargon.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Spotlight: John Carpenter movies at Mall of America

John Carpenter, who launched the slasher cycle with “Halloween,” isgetting a welcome retrospective with a Tuesday-night series of classics, near-classics and not-really classics at the Mall of America .

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 03:43 PM

Defying gravity with Sandra Bullock

The star challenged her fear of flying to play an astronaut shipwrecked in space in the hard-science adventure “Gravity.”

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 03:40 PM

'Rush' crosses finish line a winner

REVIEW: Director Ron Howard’s Formula One story is an irresistible combo of excitement and character study.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:57 PM

Romance has realism in 'Don Jon'

REVIEW: Boy-meets-girl meets some unexpected twists in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s romantic comedy “Don Jon.”

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Meatballs gone wild in 'Cloudy With a Chance 2'

REVIEW: Food science goes haywire in a hit-or-miss sequel to the 2009 hit. This one's an innocuous time-waster.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Gandolfini, Louis-Dreyfus find love in 'Enough Said'

REVIEW: “Enough Said” offers enough bittersweet laughs and rueful wisdom to carry a half-dozen movies.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:45 PM

'Metallica Through the Never' puts metal to the pedal

REVIEW: Metallica's movie roars to life as a terrific concert documentary mixed with other genres. It may not make sense, but who cares?

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:41 PM

Metallica at the movies

Band members wanted to make a film unlike any other.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 02:09 PM

At Toronto film fest, Oscars buzz gets underway

The giant Canadian film festival often is good at predicting the Academy Awards. But not always.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 03:31 PM

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